Uzo Aduba Talks Orange is the New Black, Taking on Crazy Eyes

You know her on Orange is the New Black as Crazy Eyes, the eccentric woman eager to make new prison inmate Piper her wife. But actress Uzo Aduba is far saner than the character she portrays on that Netflix hit.

I caught up with the breakout star at the NBC party during the Television Critics Association press tour this week, jumping at the chance to say hello and praise Aduba for her work.

Interestingly enough, Aduba wasn’t even trying out for Crazy Eyes when she was cast on the series. In fact, creator Jenji Kohan had never even seen Aduba’s full version of Crazy Eyes, but clearly saw potential in Aduba.

“I had auditioned for another part and I got a phone call... that I might work well in that part [as Crazy Eyes] and she invited me to play it," Aduba told me. Read More...


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